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Willamette University MBA Programs

The Atkinson Graduate School of Management has two distinct MBA programs that cover students looking to attend school full-time to those looking to grow professionally while working.

Early Career MBA

  • Full-time, in-person program based in Salem, OR.
  • One of two programs in the world accredited by both AACSB International and NASPAA.
  • Prepares students for careers in business, government or not-for-profit management.
  • Consistently ranked the top MBA program in the U.S. and #1 in Oregon.
  • Unique and highly experiential and hands-on curriculum developed by a unique collection of world-class faculty.
  • This program is available as a dual degree JD/MBA or BA/MBA.

MBA for Professionals

  • Part-time evening MBA program with classes in Salem or Portland campuses; students choose their campuses.
  • Designed for working professionals with classes two evenings per week and completed in 24 months.
  • Accredited by AACSB, this is the most popular executive-style MBA in Oregon.
  • We take care of the details — like dinner each night you have class — so you can focus on learning.
  • A team of dedicated Career Management staff is available to students in both Salem and Portland.

We also have incredibly dedicated and personable Early Career and MBA for Professionals teams who can answer your questions.